Happy Leap Day! Tonight I’m celebrating this year’s extra day by grabbing fondue with a few girlfriends and hopefully toasting a new month with a glass of champagne (or two). Though we still have a whole day left of February I’ve been thinking about March for the past week. Each month I set a few goals for myself to help me live more intentionally. I succeeded for the most part on my goals for February which has me feeling super inspired (and motivated) for March.
One| Incorporate “Fashion Fridays” into my blogging Calendar.
Last month I wrote two posts sharing my recent learning about the fashion industry (Knock offs, Counterfeits & Why it Matters and How do you Fast Fashion). I feel like fashion often gets a bad reputation as being shallow or frivolous, when in actuality there is so much more to fashion than simply looking cute. Fashion is an art, it’s a form of personal expression and more importantly it’s generally a larger indicator of cultural phenomena. I am generally hesitant to stick to any sort of writing schedule or series but I think it’s important to focus on portions of fashion that mean something. Each Friday for the next month I want to share a portion of fashion history, a current debate in fashion or an up close look at a style or designer. I hope you guys will like the content I produce, if it works out well I might just incorporate the series for months to come.
Two| Hit the Gym (or go on a run) Three or more days each Week.
If we’re being real right now, I looked in the mirror the other day and had a mini panic attack, I was 100% sure I’d lost my booty and wasn’t sure where I left it. Adjusting to a new schedule I’ve been sort of blase about fitness. I’ve run now and then but really haven’t focused on strenghtening and toning the way I should. I just joined a new gym and I’m anxious to get back on track and get my booty back!
Three| Pack Lunch for work to Save Money.
Guys, if I just bought lunch at work every day I’d be fine but truth be told my home kitchen feels desperately lonely. I usually eat breakfast on the go (aka Starbucks oatmeal), salad bar for lunch and eat out (or takeout) for dinner. Not only am I afraid to calculate how much I spend on food each week but I know my eating on the run habit isn’t super healthy either. I’m not cutting out Starbucks (#addicted) but I can opt to pack lunch 4 out of 5 days a week and cut back on the takeout each evening. If you have any tips on meal planning I would love to hear them, I am so lazy when it comes to prepping…I usually end up going to the grocery store for every meal.
Four| Take a Fast from Shopping.
With cute spring styles popping up everywhere it’s tempting to blow my entire paycheck on crop tops, rompers and flirty heels…however, I’m heading to Paris in less than two months and I know I’ll want to spend money there instead of at Forever 21 and Nordstrom. In an attempt to save I’m being painfully brutal with myself and vowing to fast from shopping for the entire month of March. I’m already dreading my month of shopping celibacy but I know I’ll be happier in Paris if I have a little wiggle room and can splurge on a cute pair of shoes or even a vintage piece to remember my trip by.
Five| Excel on my Midterms (#A’sForDays)
This month is mid terms for my online classes and I’m determined to do my best. It’s a busy month, I’m covering a bit for a coworker who is going on vacation but I am serious about not slipping behind or getting lazy. I might have to cut back on Netflix (and sadly even my for fun reading) but I know it will be worth it when I see my fantastic grades.
Do you have any goals for the month? I would love to hear what they are and how you plan on pursuing your ambitions!